Features Key features of the Xperia M4 Aqua  vs Galaxy J5 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia M4 Aqua
1280 x 720
Galaxy J5
1280 x 720



Xperia M4 Aqua
Octa core
Galaxy J5
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 136 g vs 146 g More than 5% lighter
Slightly thinner 7.3 mm vs 7.9 mm Around 10% thinner
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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia M4 Aqua  vs
Galaxy J5 
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 293 ppi


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 1.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 796.8 min 1,080 min
Capacity 2,400 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Xperia M4 Aqua  vs
Galaxy J5 
Weight 136 g 146 g
Thickness 7.3 mm 7.9 mm
Size 72.6 x 145.5 x 7.3 mm 71.8 x 142.1 x 7.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
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